an attraction in Wolverine Canyon, a few miles east of Blackfoot. Nelson Cox built the pool and dance hall in 1921. One end of the pool was covered. The beams that held up the roof provided a jumping-off point for daredevil divers.
I heard stories about the swimming pool when I was growing up nearby. Pop once pointed out to me where it had been. I’d always assumed there was a geothermal spring there, but an article in the June 20, 1921 Idaho Republican, tells about Cox building the place. The piece said that Cox built a ditch to “conduct the water out thru some pretty glades, and his plans include the construction of a second reservoir, a bathhouse and plunge, and a heating plant to supply water in the plunge.”
The article described campgrounds surrounded by trees and many patches of wild
Along with the dance hall, there was a hamburger stand where you could also buy candy and gum. In the summer rodeos took place, an attraction for the many cowboys from the ranches and little communities around.